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Partner Highlight: Neighborhood Food Solutions and SUPPORT Helping Black Ex-Felons for Ag Business Development

MFAI’s new Southern Wisconsin Food Systems (SWFS) Program seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide by strengthening connections between farmers, business owners, and educators. This program engages fo... Read more

Coming Soon! Annual Seed Swap is ON this Year! April 24th @ the Brown Barn

Back by popular demand, our FREE seed swap event will be held in 2021 on April 24th, 9:00am-noon. Stop by the Brown Barn at any time to choose seeds for your garden! Dreaming about your garden? Jo... Read more

April 17 Workshop: Whole Garden & Farm Planning

REGISTER HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/whole-garden-farm-planning-making-the-most-of-your-space-tickets-131349025471 Saturday, April 17, 2021 2:00 PM – 3:30 PM Have a sma... Read more

NOW AVAILABLE – Revised Federal Program Guidebook on Building Sustainable Farms, Ranches, and Communities

Every 4-5 years, congress makes revisions to the Farm Bill which impacts the funding available for USDA grant and loan programs.  The bill also influences additional services provided by USDA agencie... Read more

Wisconsin Women in Conservation

New Initiative Champions Connections & Collaborative Learning With a long-standing commitment to conservation and land stewardship, Wisconsin women landowners and farmers share a love fo... Read more

MFAI to Start KernzaⓇ Research

MFAI is the recipient of a $250,000 grant from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's Sustainable Agricultural Systems (SAS) program for perennial crop development efforts (see USDA's a... Read more

Growing Urban Leaders in Food Systems (GULFS)

OVERVIEW GULFS is a dynamic, interactive, and engaging youth-centered curriculum developing youth leaders in food systems change. Focused in Milwaukee and Madison, we aim for youth t... Read more

Upcoming events

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  • 2:00 pm-3:30 pm
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    Virtual Workshop, Saturday April 17, 2021, 2:00-3:30pm, $20.

    REGISTER HERE (http://bit.ly/3927GfY). Pre-registration is required.

    Have a small growing area? Are you stuck planting the same things in the same places every year? Puzzled about how to arrange annuals vs. perennials? Reinvigorate your garden and growing spaces by gaining some knowledge about which crops rotate well year to year, which vegetables grow next to and complement each other well, and how to arrange plants to make sure you get the highest quality fruits and vegetables possible. Workshop attendees will leave with a laminated sheet customized to your space, to sketch and plan your planting schemes year after year, as well as seed packets to get you started.

    Nicole Tautges, PhD, has 10 years of experience in field crop production and gardening, and is an expert in crop rotation and ecological plant and soil management. Nicole is eager to help other people expand and optimize their growing spaces to grow food and enhance beauty and biodiversity.

    For questions, please contact Nicole Tautges, ntautges@michaelfields.org, or 262-642-3303, ext. 127.

  • 9:00 am-12:00 pm

    Dreaming about your garden? Join us for this free family friendly event!

    How does it work?
    Bring your extra seeds.
    Bring your friends.
    Go home with your friend’s seeds.
    No seeds to share? No problem!

    We are following CDC safety guidelines: The swap will be held in the open-air White Barn to accommodate social distancing. Please wear a mask and dress for the weather.

    For questions, please contact Nicole Tautges, ntautges@michaelfields.org, or 262-642-3303, ext. 127.